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Noun
A display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive
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“Her display of bravado was just a pretense.”
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The quality or state of appearing or trying to appear more important or more valuable than is the case
“She seemed to be a very down-to-earth woman who was completely free of pretense.”
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An entitlement to something
“This book on gardening makes no pretense at completeness.”
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Fantasy
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An exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims
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“The pretense of that woman in thinking that the other hotel guests should be inconvenienced just for her.”
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The practice of deception
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A very poor or inadequate example of
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Stage acting
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Spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense
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The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case
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Nice way of saying something
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A false or exaggerated remark or story
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A slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter
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Joking, tricks
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An act of declaring that one has a particular feeling or quality, especially when this is not the case
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The position of being the champion of a major sports competition
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